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Morning Links: Man Blocking Traffic While Dressed as a Tree Edition

A tree that is just a tree and not a human being pretending to be a tree.TIM GREEN/FLICKR

A tree that is just a tree and not a human being pretending to be a tree.

TIM GREEN/FLICKR

A Great Deal of News About Museums

The Toledo Museum of Art deaccessioned ancient artifacts at a Christie’s auction despite protests from scholars and calls from the governments of Egypt and Cyprus to delay the sale. [The Blade]

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is planning to expand. [Los Angeles Times]

“Miami-Dade College must pay art dealer Gary Nader’s legal fees in litigation related to his frustrated bid to build a cultural center at the school’s downtown campus, a state appeals court has ruled.” [Miami Herald]

“A top museum official in Turin has resigned after a high-profile spat with the city’s anti-establishment mayor, Chiara Appendino, who has been accused of using a heavy handed political approach to the city’s cultural affairs.” [The Guardian via Artforum]

Artists

Christo in a new profile: “This is why these projects are memorable. They’re dealing with human space. The space we live in every day. People are not going to see the work. They are literally there, in the work.” [Boston Globe]

Hilarie M. Sheets profiles Carolee Schneemann who currently has two shows on view in New York, at Galerie Lelong and PPOW. [The New York Times]

Pipilotti Rest discusses her New Museum show: “With my installations, every room has different tasks, a special challenge. It’s like fitting a costume to the room, and the person is sometimes bigger or smaller.” [Artforum]

Bonus

Here are photos of A.L. Steiner’s show at Koenig & Clinton in Chelsea. [Contemporary Art Daily]

A man was arrested in Portland, Maine, for blocking traffic while dressed as a tree. He explained that he intended the disruption as performance art. [KTLA]

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